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The past three years has seen an economic downturn in the United States of such proportions that we have not witnessed since the Great Depression of the 1930’s. With a staggering unemployment rate of around 9%, there are unprecedented amounts of debt –with consumer confidence at near lows at the end of 2011. The projected economic forecast for 2012 does not seem all that much brighter.
While there are certain positive signs the economy has not fully tanked, there are now several forces at work which are predicted to keep our economy from fully turning around by the end of 2012. While economic forecasts cannot be fully accurate given that heretofore unknown factors can have a great impact. Unknown factors such as the 9/11 attack in 2001 which sent the US economy plunging down further than it was after the “Tech Bust” of 2000.
The nominations for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards have been revealed on Thursday, 15 December 2011 with the French silent film The Artist leading with six nominations. The 69th Golden Globe Awards will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on 15 January 2012 by NBC with Ricky Gervais as the host. The annual Golden Globe Award is to recognize the excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign. This year’s Golden Globe nominations show some of a love affair between Hollywood and France.
Topping the Golden Globe film nominations is the mostly silent film “The Artist” with six nominations including best picture, comedy, best director and best screenplay. The black-and-white film about the downfall of a silent-movie star is followed by The Help and George Clooney’s The Descendants with five each.